After having breakfast, which we will take on the way in the morning at the place determined by our guide, we go to Sille, 7 km from the province of Konya, where cultures that have a very important place in Anatolian civilizations live together. Helena, the mother of Byzantine Emperor Constantine in 327 AD, stopped by Konya on her way to Jerusalem for pilgrimage, saw the carved temples of the first Christian eras here, decided to have a temple built in Sille, and personally attended the groundbreaking ceremony. Aya-Elena Church has survived to the present day after undergoing repairs over the centuries. In addition, there are also Turkish-Islamic works such as the Taş Mosque, mosques, Hacı Ağa Bath, Subaşı Bath, fountains and bridges belonging to the Seljuk and Ottoman periods. The settlement, whose name is not mentioned in the historical sources of the Byzantine period, 7-10 AD. Between the centuries, like all other cities, it was exposed to Arab raids. Gevale Castle, which is an important strategic point, made the region an open target during this period and therefore the region was frequently occupied. With the end of the Arab raids in Anatolia, the city became an important religious center. The rock churches in the region and especially the Ak Monastery clearly show this importance. Our next stop will be the Tomb of Tavus Baba. After visiting the tomb and the Sheikh Tavus Baba Mosque next to it, we make our trips to the Tropical Butterfly Valley and take a lunch break.
We start our tour with the rose garden of the palace in the Seljuk period, and the Mevlana Museum, which is famous all over the world with the phrase "Come, come, whatever you are, come." After the Hâmûsân (Susmuslar) gate opening to the Matbah and Üçler Cemetery, we visited the main building, which includes the tombs of Sinan Pasha, Fatma Hatun, and Hasan Pasha, as well as the semahane and masjid sections, as well as the tombs of Mevlana and his family members, in the east of the courtyard. We complete our tour with the covered fountain, the "Seb-i Arus" pool, and the fountain called selse bil, which is located in the north of the courtyard, and was built in 1512. Then we visit the Koyunoğlu Museum. We also visit the Shams-i Tabrizi tomb, which we call the mirror of his soul. We take a short break on Aladdin Hill. After our break, we visit the Alaeddin Mosque on Alaeddin hill. Then Sultan II. Karatay Madrasa, which was built in 649 by Emir Celalettin Karatay during the Izzeddin Keykavus Era, is used as the Karatay Tile Works Museum since 1955. After visiting the Ince Minare Madrasa, which was built in 663 by Vizier Ata Fahrettin Ali to teach the science of hadith, we go to Meram Vineyards. After free time and paid dinner, we move to watch the Seb-i Arus Sema ceremony. After the Sema ceremony, we get into our vehicles to return to Antalya and say goodbye to meet at another TALYA TOUR organization at our meeting points.